Stephen Hough Performs Works of Debussy, Liszt, and More, at 92Y
Thursday March 30, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$25.00
“Elevation and luminosity, the art of sonority, overwhelming virtuosity … the fingers of Stephen Hough are pure gold”
A pianist of awesome technique, artistic refinement, and a keen musical imagination, Sir Stephen Hough joins us. The MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and one of The Economist’s “Twenty Living Polymaths” brings a characteristically dazzling program: Mompou’s “magic songs” of 1919, ecstatic Scriabin, and glistening Debussy for the program’s first half. The New York premiere of Hough’s own Sonatina Nostalgica leads to the program’s final works: Liszt’s Three Petrarch Sonnets and the “Dante” Sonata, each putting Hough’s technical and interpretive gifts on full display. A feast for piano music lovers.
Concert available for viewing online for 72 hours from time of broadcast.
Mompou Cants Magics
Scriabin Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
Stephen Hough Sonatina Nostalgica
Liszt 3 Petrarch Sonnets (from
Liszt Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata